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Pasadena Now | January 2020

Revolutionary Electric Scooter Designed by ArtCenter Professor, Funded by L.A. Times Owner, About to Hit the Streets

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Pasadena Magazine | January 2020

The Influential 50

ArtCenter President Lorne Buchman and alumni Phil Hettema and Grant Delgatty are selected for this list of influential thought leaders.

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Popular Mechanics | December 2019

The Marvel Decade: How Superheroes Ruled the Cinema in the 2010s

Marvel, lead by several ArtCenter alumni, is credited with shepherding the most successful and one of the most universally beloved pop culture franchises that has ever existed.

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Interior Design | December 2019

ArtCenter’s Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery selected for Best Museum Projects of 2019

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Forbes | December 2019

New Study Reveals ‘Cautious Optimism’ About 5G And Immersive Technologies Among Consumers

Jenny Rodenhouse, assistant professor, director of Immersion Lab, Interaction Design Dept + Media Design Practices, is an expert interviewed for the study, Me & The Machine: Enter A New Reality in Our Unreal Times.

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Waymo | December 2019

Designing a new transportation reality with ArtCenter College of Design

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Heavy Equipment Guide | November 2019

Industrial design students reimagine the Case backhoe

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Archinect | November 2019

Different Tomorrows: Design Futures Beyond the Bauhaus brought together scholars, artists, activists and designers to challenge the Bauhaus as the movement of record with discussions related to gender, race and global perspectives.

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Juxtapoz | November 2019

Inside ArtCenter College of Design's Op-Ed Illustration Class

“this is the extreme sports of image-making”

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Los Angeles | November 2019

Artist Doug Aitken Wants to Make Something That Has Never Been Made Before

Artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken is heading back to his alma mater this weekend, to pick up a pretty big trophy. ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, where Aitken received his BFA in 1991, is honoring him with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Dezeen | October 2019

ArtCenter Viewbook features 40,500 unique modernist-inspired covers

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Authority on Medium | October 2019

“How to Become the Center of Influence Through Change Agent Podcasting” with Lorne M. Buchman of the Change Lab Podcast

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Truck News | October 2019

Design students consider future of vocational trucks

“…we tapped into some of the brightest minds in transportation design to gain new and different perspectives on what vocational trucks might look like in the future…”

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Surface | September 2019

The Breakout Year of Ini Archibong

Embracing the tenets of spirituality and mysticism, Switzerland-based designer (and alumnus) Ini Archibong is bringing beauty back into the design lexicon.

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education | September 2019

Jennifer May named executive director of Designmatters

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ArtDaily | September 2019

Julie Joyce appointed Senior Curator at ArtCenter College of Design

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Interior Design | September 2019

Darin Johnstone Architects Transforms a 1970s Post Office Into ArtCenter College of Design

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Design News | August 2019

A Living Room on Wheels? A Look at the Future of Auto Interiors

ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles is one of the premier car design schools in the world. Recently, 14 of their students created futuristic interior design concepts for driverless cars.

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The Dieline | August 2019

In a World of Disconnect, Connected Packaging Brings Consumers Closer to What They Desire

Student wins award for plant-a-tree connected packaging idea to meet evolving consumer needs.

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Study International | August 2019

5 creative arts school Instagram accounts students love to follow


AIGA Eye on Design | August 2019

Let’s Cut the Bullshit—Here’s What it Really Means to Diversify Your Workplace features Chief Diversity Officer Aaron Bruce.

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The Hollywood Reporter | August 2019

Top 25 American Film Schools

“Helping filmmakers find [their] vision is what ArtCenter does incredibly well.”

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Core77 | July 2019

From Future Food Systems Based on Nostalgia to Personal Urinals for Women in Refugee Camps: A Look Inside ArtCenter's 2019 Grad Show

Housed in the Pasadena Convention Center, the college of art and design had a wide array of projects on display from each of their creative majors, ranging from fine art to transportation.

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Car Design News | June 2019

ArtCenter Spring Degree Show

Transportation Design projects are “envelope-pushing.”

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AIGA Eye on Design | June 2019

Artful Impact: The Posters of Abram Games, at The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography


KCRW | June 2019

Celebrating the Anniversaries of Bauhaus and Rembrandt

In Southern California, two major American art schools – CalArts and ArtCenter College of Design – are philosophical descendants of Bauhaus, uniting the practices of architecture and design alongside the fine arts.

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The Hollywood Reporter | June 2019

Democratic Presidential Contenders Promote LGBTQ Pride With Campaign Merchandise

Graphic Design Chair Sean Adams explains how candidates convey a deeper understanding of history and inclusiveness.

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Design Milk | June 2019

MAISON&OBJET Announces Selects for September 2019 Rising Talents

Environmental Design student Alex Brokamp is named a rising talent.

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Los Angeles Times | June 2019

Hermès’ new equestrian-inspired watch has a SoCal connection

Alum Ini Archibong and his time piece design.

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Los Angeles Times | May 2019

ArtCenter to take over downtown L.A. space of the Main Museum

President Lorne Buchman is quoted about the acquisition.

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Artforum | May 2019

ArtCenter College of Design Opens Outpost in Former Home of Los Angeles’s Main Museum

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LA Downtown News | May 2019

Big Plans for ArtCenter as Pasadena-Based Art and Design College Expands Downtown

“It is exciting that a prestigious art college will join the many other excellent educational institutions in Downtown and that we will have another partner to help foster a diverse talent pool for the region.”

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NPR | May 2019

Sneaker Designer D'Wayne Edwards Gives Others A Foot In The Door

Edwards’ Pensole Design Academy partners with sneaker companies and schools like the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

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Los Angeles Sentinel | May 2019

ArtCenter College of Design Honors Legendary Shoe Designer from Inglewood

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Variety | May 2019

Entertainment Education Report: The Best Films Schools for 2019

ArtCenter Film department emphasizes a learning-by-making approach.

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Long Beach Business Journal | May 2019

Pacific Visions’ Art Gallery Aims to Affect and Inspire

“…designers are the people who make science matter to people” said a UC Santa Barbara professor about a Designmatters installation at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Popular Science | May 2019

Listen to a haunting song composed using climate data

Graphic Design Associate Professor Ming Tai collaborates with seismologist Lucy Jones to produce an aesthetically pleasing visualization of the song she composed to convey climate change.

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Dezeen | May 2019

Seven rising talents spotted at NYCxDesign 2019

Environmental Design student Alex Brokamp selected by Dezeen Editor Eleanor Gibson as an emerging American designer who stood out during New York Design Week.

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Contract | May 2019

Shaping The Future of Design

Bernhardt Design President Jerry Helling on his eye for talent and long relationship with ArtCenter.

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Yahoo Finance | May 2019

Value Colleges Releases Rankings of the Best Value Graphic Design Degree Programs

ArtCenter is included among the Top 25 Best Value Campus Bachelor's in Graphic Design for 2019.

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Dexigner | April 2019

D'Wayne Edwards Receives Honorary Degree from ArtCenter College of Design

Provost Karen Hofmann discusses Edwards’ goal to educate a diverse next generation of footwear designers.

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Form | April 2019

The Future. The Human Experience. A Conversation with Brian Boyl

Graphic Design Associate Professor Brian Boyl discusses his new book Interaction for Designers: How to Make Things People Love.

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Architectural Digest | April 2019

Designer Ini Archibong Stays Ahead of the Curve With His Latest Furniture For Sé

Alum describes a eureka moment as a student at ArtCenter.

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Comunicados.Co | April 2019

Art by alum Emilia Cruz is commissioned by CNN en Español to launch anti-discrimination campaign.


Emmys | March 2019

College Television Awards Winners Announced

A short film directed by alums for partner Marriott wins top honors.

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Core77 | March 2019

ArtCenter's Jenny Rodenhouse on Integrating VR/AR Technologies into Design School Curriculum

ArtCenter’s Immersion Lab and use of AR/VR technologies as an educational tool.

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Interior Design | March 2019

Darin Johnstone Architects Transforms 1980s Office Building for Pasadena's ArtCenter

The Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery is included in 20 Big Ideas: Bold Moves Rule.

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SlashFilm | March 2019

Zack Snyder Announces Three-Day Event with Director's Cut Screenings of 'Watchmen', 'Batman v Superman', and 'Dawn of the Dead'

A marathon of movies directed by alum and Trustee Zack Snyder raises money to restore campus movie theater.

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The Hollywood Reporter | March 2019

Director Andrea Nevins and Barbie Design Chief Discuss the Risks and Gains of Inclusion ArtCenter Dialogues event featured.

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Graphis | March 2019

New Talent: Winning Work by Art Center College of Design Professors B. Bartlett & A. Huang Luck

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The New York Times | March 2019

Geneva Motor Show: A $19 Million Bugatti and Supercars to Spare

Alum Achim Anscheidt, chief designer, Bugatti, on the world’s most expensive new car at $19 million: “As my former professor from ArtCenter College of Design said, ‘There is nowhere to go with retro.’…”

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The New York Times | February 2019

The Auto Show of the Future Is Already Here quotes Kimberly Marte, associate professor, Product and Transportation Design.

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The Architect’s Newspaper | February 2019

The Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery is an instrument for art, beckons in drivers with its clever use of a 12-foot-tall steel blade "fence."

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Animation World Network | February 2019

Women in Animation Awards Three Remarkable Women with 2019 WIA Scholarships

April Apodaca is pursuing a degree in Entertainment Design.

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Information Age | January 2019

Agile IoT tools and teams mitigate the tech skills gap

Media Design Professor Philip Van Allen on his visual authoring toolkit.

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British Vogue ¬| January 2019

Introducing Ini Archibong, Hermès’ Latest Watchmaking Wunderkind

Environmental Design alum on the watch he created for French luxury brand Hermès.

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Interior Design | January 2019

Infiniti Eyes the Future with Electric Concept Vehicle and New College Design Partnership.

ArtCenter’s educational partnership with Infiniti.

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Automobile | January 2019

Inside the Cocoon: What to Expect from Automated-Vehicle Interiors

Transportation Design student Santiago Diaz and alums Tim Shih, VP, design, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors; Karin Habib, Infiniti's design chief and Jose Wyszogrod, chief designer, interior styling and UX/UI for Honda R&D Americas.

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AutoWeek | January 2019

Hot Wheels: 2019 Autoweek Car Culture Award: For half a century, Hot Wheels’ tiny cars have had a huge impact on automotive culture

Hot Wheels inventor alums Elliot Handler and Larry Wood.

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Los Angeles Times | December 2018

Homeless crisis in L.A. inspires some purposefully small ideas: tiny houses

Environmental Design Professor James Meraz and Product Design student Kristy Chi discuss the project.


Los Angeles magazine | December 2018

Should We Replace Homeless Shelters with Tiny Houses? Students at ArtCenter College of Design are rethinking how we house the homeless

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Los Angeles Daily News | December 2018

With tiny homes, Pasadena ArtCenter’s students face the realities of solving LA’s homeless crisis

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Pasadena Now | December 2018

ArtCenter Displays the Future of Design Itself in Fall 2018 Art Center Grad Show

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Auto Futures | December 2018

The future as imagined by the Fall 2018 Transportation Design graduating class.

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ABC7 KABC TV | December 2018

Pasadena students create art piece to spark dialogue and engagement on immigration policies

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Los Angeles Times | December 2018

The assignment: Design a poster that dispels America's myths about immigrants Illustration Associate Professor Esther Pearl Watson talks about visual ethics.

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Variety | December 2018

The Directors Guild of America announced the winners of the 2018 DGA Student Film Awards Film major Lin Sun wins the jury award for his film “AI-Pocalypse.”

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Azure | December 2018

The 10 Brightest, Boldest and Best Ideas of 2018

Editors praise Night Loo, created by Product Design student Anna Meddaugh, for the design’s intentions to preserve dignity and protect from harm.

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The Los Angeles Sentinel | November 2018

Aaron I. Bruce Named Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of ArtCenter College of Design

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Forbes | November 2018

AR Artist Estella Tse: How to Unveil New Realities with Art and Science

For alumna Estella Tse, the uncharted space is creating in virtual and augmented reality, where she is helping to reinvent and reinforce art's place in the world.

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Art Daily | November 2018

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opens 'Diana Thater: A Runaway World'

Graduate Art Professor Diana Thater explores the life conditions of animal species as a result of human activity.

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Jalopnik | October 2018

Southern California's ArtCenter College of Design Is Where Magical Things Happen

A story about an episode of DRIVE on NBC Sports featuring interviews with Stewart Reed, chair of the Transportation Design department, and Kimberly Marte, associate professor, in Product and Transportation Design.

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New York Times | October 2018

Women Get Feet in the Door of the Car Design Boys’ Club

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Fast Company | September 2018

The “Night Loo” keeps refugee women safe from hazardous bathroom trips

Night Loo, created by Product Design student Anna Meddaugh, is named a runner-up for the James Dyson Award.

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Pasadena Now | September 2018

ArtCenter Provost Karen Hofmann Receives 2018 Industrial Designers Society of America Education Award, Students Receive IDSA Regional Student Merit Awards

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Pasadena Now | September 2018

Graphic Designer, Photographer, Artist and Innovation Leader Honored by ArtCenter College of Design

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Los Angeles Times | September 2018

He shoots the shots — and so much more: Basketball Hall of Fame to honor photographer Andrew Bernstein.

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Bomb magazine | September 2018

Animation and Abstraction: Jennifer Steinkamp

Alumna Steinkamp mentions ArtCenter’s exchange program with Caltech in this Q&A.

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HOW | September 2018

The Ever-Expanding Digital and Web Comic Landscape features the comic book expertise of Michael Dooley, assistant professor, Humanities & Sciences, about digital and web comics.

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USA Today | September 2018

American Garages are Getting Bigger

Features the expertise of Eric Noble, associate professor, Transportation Design.

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LA Weekly | August 2018

15 of the Best Art Galleries Enlivening SoCal College Campuses

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The Real Deal | August 2018

School earmarking $42M for upgrades as part of major expansion effort.

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Creative Review | August 2018

Lucienne Roberts explores the meaning of ‘nice’

Features Roberts’ residency at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography.

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Dezeen | August 2018

Adidas concept trainer mimics the effect of running on sand to increase fitness

Highlights ArtCenter’s leading role in athletic footwear design, the College’s projects with leading brands and the job prospects they yield.

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California Apparel News | August 2018

ArtCenter Students Showcase Their Photographic Works


It’s Nice That | August 2018

Graphic designer Andy Liang merges art with artificial intelligence

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CoStar News | July 2018

ArtCenter College Plans Expansion

Approved 15-year plan will add student housing for first time.

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The New York Times | June 2018

When Cars Do the Driving, Who Will Feel the Joy?

Dave Marek, professor of Transportation Design, and Calvin Ku, graduate student in Transportation Systems and Design, are quoted about the impact of autonomous vehicles on automotive enthusiasts.

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Fast Company | June 2018

These brilliant running shoes slow you down–on purpose

Features an alum’s shoe concept that aims to give wearers the training benefits of running on sand. The project was the result of an assignment from Adidas to imagine the future of sports.

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Architect Magazine | May 2018

Nine Top Picks from ICFF 2018

The show's 30th iteration features commercial and residential products by nearly 750 exhibitors.

The Black Kaleidoscope furniture collection designed by Jialun Xiong, a recent alumnus of graduate Environmental Design and Rainmoon shower created by Environmental Design faculty member Michael Neumayr are top picks.


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An electric Jaguar fit for a prince

Geoff Wardle, executive director of graduate Transportation Systems and Design, discusses the vintage Jaguar converted to e-power for the royal newlyweds.

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ArtNews | May 2018

Main Museum of Los Angeles, ArtCenter announce exploratory partnership

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Study International | May 2018

4 leaders of Art & Design that impact the imagination business

“At ArtCenter, we have a history of giving artists, designers and image makers the skills they need to succeed,” said ArtCenter Provost Karen Hofmann.

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Motorcyclist magazine | May 2018

Clay Modeling Is Still At The Heart Of Industrial Design

Tim Huntzinger, graduate Transportation Systems and Design faculty member, comments on the importance of clay modeling to the design process. Student Jia-Wei Lin is featured in the photograph.

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The Standard Hong Kong | May 2018

Designing Change

Film Associate Professor Affonso Beato selected as a Top Teacher in Entertainment Education, one of ten nationwide.

Sean Donahue, associate professor, Graduate Media Design Practices, presents workshops on design thinking and creative leadership for educators during Knowledge of Design Week in Hong Kong. Logo | May 2018

Analysts Call Nikola’s $2 Billion Tesla Infringement Lawsuit a Longshot

Geoff Wardle, executive director, Graduate Transportation Systems and Design, is quoted extensively about design infringement claims.

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Variety | April 2018

Entertainment Education: Top Teachers in Film, TV and More

Film Associate Professor Affonso Beato selected as a Top Teacher in Entertainment Education, one of ten nationwide.

The acclaimed director of photography, whose feature credits include collaborations with Pedro Almodovar and Stephen Frears, brings a half-century of filmmaking experience to cinematography courses at ArtCenter.

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Los Angeles | April 2018

This Artist Walked from Tijuana to L.A. to Make a Powerful Statement

This idea of connectivity—the experience and consequence of cultures merging and the practice of analyzing environments through a psycho-geographical lens—functions as the foundation and central theme of her piece and her oeuvre as a whole.

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Good Magazine | April 2018

Artist Jackie Amezquita Walked From The U.S.-Mexico Border To Los Angeles

Fine Art Assistant Professor Olga Koumoundouros on her class Socially Engaged Art as a way to help artists understand the responsibility involved in their work, “to become good citizens, to think of their place in the world, understand their impact…”

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LA Weekly | April 2018

Art Student Walks From Tijuana to Her L.A. Gallery Show

It was kind of the perfect prompt for a Latina artist whose work already investigates both physical and more esoteric issues of identity, social and economic systems and geopolitics.


KCRW | April 2018

Self-Portraits by Artists

Photography and Imaging Chair Dennis Keeley’s self-portrait is featured in a review of This Is Not A Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection.

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Animation Career Review | April 2018

Leading the Pack: A Look at ArtCenter’s New Game Design Track

The school, tucked into the lush landscape of Pasadena, is a leader in art and design education and is well known for its tight industry connections and cutting edge curriculums.

Entertainment Design Associate Professor Christophe Gomez is interviewed about the new Game Design track.

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AutoWeek | April 2018

ArtCenter Grad Show may or may not portend the future of car design Autonomous blobs? Sleek supercars? Robotic luxocruisers? What's coming?

At the end of each semester, ArtCenter transportation design students, some groggy from pulling all-nighters, others all hopped-up on Mountain Dew, present their work to professors, fellow students and more than a few potential employers.

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Forbes | April 2018

How Self-Driving Cars Will Change The Wine Industry

Media Design Professor Philip van Allen is quoted about the impact of Artificial Intelligence and autonomous cars on wineries.

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LA Times | March 2018

To create a campaign to combat record STD rates, Long Beach turns to art students

Tough love and critical thinking go hand in hand on the third floor of the ArtCenter College of Design, in Designmatters, an unusual incubator that pairs art students with complicated social issues.

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CORE77 | March 2018

This Year's WantedDesign Workshop Will Explore the Future Heirloom

Q&A with Environmental Design Professor James Meraz about the annual New York Design Week event bringing students together from around the world to investigate how we will preserve our fondest memories in the future.


KCRW DnA | March 2018

Graphic Design Chair Nikolaus Hafermaas tours ‘The Porsche Effect’ at the Petersen Automotive Museum

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Al Jazeera English | March 2018

Women determined to succeed in US film industry

Film Professor Victoria Hochberg comments on slow change among studios, production companies and unions, and film students Sara Green and Olivia Sandoval say they’re not discouraged.

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Fast Co Design | March 2018

A new book documents how supergraphics transform the built environment

”It’s really about changing not just culture but individuals and hopefully making their lives a tiny bit better every day. Supergraphics are the best example of that immediate impact of design in the world.“

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ArtCenter Students to Help Bridge Trust Between Long Beach Police and Residents

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South China Morning Post | March 2018

Designer Glori Tsui studied illustration at ArtCenter College of Design in Southern California. She then pursued her interest in sustainable fashion design by obtaining a masters degree in fashion design at Nottingham Trent University in the UK.

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Seventeen Magazine | February 2018

Seventeen's 2018 Cool Schools List

Recognizes the college as the best for art and film mentioning that Wonder Woman was coproduced by an alum, courses on how to create short films for brands (like Volkswagen) and graduate Michelle Christensen, Acura's first female car designer.

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Intern | February 2018

Janice Chang ArtCenter College of Design graduate using paint, sculpture and animation to tell characterful stories of Los Angeles

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Long Beach Post | February 2018

NEA Grant to Support New Design Project to Build Trust Between Police, Residents

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The Press-Enterprise | February 2018

Los Angeles artist goes viral with 'Black Panther' drawings

ArtCenter student Chi Ngo used her artist talents to draw the actresses from the film in their elaborate outfits at the Jan. 29 world premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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Design Observer | February 2018

The Strange Case of the Designer

Graduate Graphic Design Executive Director Sean Adams writes about the designer's ability to find wonder in almost anything as a truly rare skill.

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Design Week | February 2018

Supergraphics: how color, imagery and type can transform public spaces

Q&A with Graduate Graphic Design Executive Director Sean Adams about inspiration for his new book.

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Pasadena Now Magazine | February 2018

ArtCenter College of Design Launches Game Design Track

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Azure magazine | January 2018

ArtCenter Gives Artists Edge in Creative Economy

Highlights ArtCenter's collaboration with manufacturer Bernhardt Design on a line of office furniture for millennials presented at ICFF in New York.

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Animation Career Review | January 2018

Top 10 Graphic Design Schools and Colleges on the West Coast

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Huffington Post | December 2017

The World War II-Era Women Who Broke Up The Disney Boys' Club

Set on becoming an artist like her dad, Baer decided the first step on her path to a career was attending the ArtCenter College of Design in California.


Fortune | December 2017

How Tesla and Elon Musk Are Designing a New Paradigm for Drivers

Transportation Design faculty member Tim Huntzinger is quoted throughout.

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Fast Company | December 2017

The Stylish Walker Could Help the Elderly Get Around

Product design student interviewed about a prototype addressing problems of current walkers.

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WIRED | November 2017

How Cubism Protected Warships in World War I

Graphic Design Dept Chair Nik Hafermaas on his inspiration for digital mural at the San Diego International Airport.

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Outlook | November 2017

ArtCenter Gives Artists Edge in Creative Economy

President Lorne Buchman and ArtCenter Board Chairman Bob Davidson interviewed.

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The Globe and Mail | November 2017

The Canadian remaking Infiniti

Alumnus Karim Habib is the mind shaping future designs at Nissan

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Archinect | November 2017

ArtCenter College of Design presents 15-year master plan designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture and Tina Chee Landscape Studio

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Pasadena Now | November 2017

All Autonomous Roads Lead to Pasadena

Graduate Transportation Systems and Design Faculty Tim Brewer, Lucian Rosca and alumnus Calvin Ku interviewed.

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Racked | November 2017

Sexism Is Rampant for Female Fashion Photographers

Dennis Keeley, chair of the photography and imaging department discusses rate negotiation and a slight majority of women students enrolled at ArtCenter.

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Fast Company | November 2017

Would You Carry Your Steering Wheel With You Everywhere Like A Phone?

Graduate Transportation Systems and Design Faculty Timothy Huntzinger comments on skeuomorphism and a Jaguar smart device connected to a fleet of autonomous vehicles.

Urbanize LA | October 2017

ArtCenter College of Design Moves Forward With Master Plan

The Pasadena school could add numerous buildings to its Gold Line-adjacent South Campus.

Dallas Observer | October 2017

Esther Pearl Watson Has Few Family Photos, So She Paints Her Memories Instead

“Awkward moments mixed with humor is one of my favorite narrative devices,”

Autoweek | October 2017

Art Center Car Classic 2017 is the Designer’s Choice

“…those manufacturer concepts served as reminders that more than half of the cars you see today, and more still of the cool cars you see today, came from Art Center graduates.”

Shoot | October 2017

Empress Studios Opens With All-Female Directorial Roster

Writer/director Montana Mann recently signed a TV development deal with Universal Studios.

TV Overmind | October 2017

George Lucas Owes the Look and Feel of Star Wars to One Person

McQuarrie said his work with Star Wars “was the best job an artist ever had.”

Automotive News | October 2017

Two-tone cars are back in vogue

Stewart Reed quoted on the value of choices for car buying consumers.

Petrolicious | October 2017

Meet The Petrolicious Team This Sunday At The ArtCenter Car Classic

...many of the people you’ll encounter will be designers themselves, who are accomplished, aspiring, or otherwise simply enthralled with the form of the automobile.


Interior Design | September 2017

ArtCenter and USC students will create a multi-faceted design to animate MoCA’s plaza and Grand Avenue entry experience in downtown L.A.

Times of San Diego | September 2017

1,600-Foot Digital Art Installation ‘DAZZLE’s New Rental Car Center

“It represents a living, breathing demonstration of what could become a radical transformation of building facades around the world,” said Nik Hafermaas, who chairs the graphic design department at ArtCenter College of Design.


L.A. Daily News | September 2017

ArtCenter’s new podcast ‘Change Lab’ is about learning something new

Pasadena Now | September 2017

ArtCenter College of Design Launches Change Lab Podcast Exploring the Transformative Power of Creativity

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Car and Driver | August 2017

What Would a Genesis GT Car Look Like in 2025? The Automaker and ArtCenter Students Give Us a Peek

“Genesis is an all-new brand, which makes it an exciting blank slate for any designer.”


Forbes | August 2017

My Summer Internship at Forbes

Interaction Designer Klaire Tsai writes about earning her degree at ArtCenter and the value of her internship at a media company.


KCET Artbound | August 2017

Eclipse Exhibition Grapples with Mankind’s Ongoing Fascination with the Celestial Event

Co-Curator Stephen Nowlin and Graduate Art faculty member Lita Albuquerque discuss the poetics of an eclipse.


KCRW DnA | August 2017

LA designers Margo Chase and Clive Piercy remembered

A remembrance by Graduate Graphic Design Executive Director Sean Adams.

San Francisco Chronicle | July 2017

The Brainiest Train in California

ArtCenter’s Rollin Homer describes the Gold Line as “our extended classroom.” “We’re embracing it—we’re going to live and create alongside it.”

Variety | July 2017

Sundance Film Festival 2018 Logo Unveiled

“The concept was led by a group of students including Andy Gutierrez, Michelle Lee and Charles Lin and came out of a three-day brainstorm and creation session last spring…”

WIRED | July 2017

Tesla Model 3 More Than Electric

Geoff Wardle quoted on how the vehicle’s simplicity gives it longevity. The piece calls the new car “virtually futureproof. If Tesla's engineering team has a good idea and can write the software, they can give the car new abilities with the tap of a touchscreen.”

NPR | July 2017

Tesla Bets Big on a Mass Market Electric Car

Quotes Geoff Wardle about the adoption of battery technology being unlikely without continued major government subsidies, which essentially “consigns batteries to a suboptimal solution.”

Los Angeles Daily News | July 2017

ArtCenter Exhibit Revolves Around Aug. 21 Eclipse

“…your mind will be boggled by its artistic, scientific and cultural reach…”

Los Angeles Times | July 2017

The obituary for influential graphic designer Margo Chase

“She was beloved in the design community at large and will be missed. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time.”

Colorado Blvd | July 2017

An Old Problem in a New Context

Coverage of ArtCenter’s Women in Industrial Design Forum highlights the field as “…a dynamic industry that needs to balance design and development, vision and practicality, right-brain and left-brain thinking.”


New York Times | June 2017

Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

At ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles — one of the world’s premier automotive design schools — 14 students recently worked on creating new concepts for a future vehicle interior whose occupants would no longer be shackled by the need to drive.


Philanthropy News Digest | June 2017

ArtCenter College of Design Receives $2 Million Gift

"As pervasive as human language, typography has become a more critical agent as digital technologies transform our lives,” said Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography executive director Gloria A. Kondrup.


USA Today | June 2017

Wheels When You Need Them in the Gig Economy

“alternative ownership is something that all the automakers — whether they like it or not — are studying or beta testing,” said Transportation Design instructor Eric Noble.


Fast Company | May 2017

Where Design Education Needs to Go Next

Students should learn through social innovation—but they also have to understand design’s limitations, says ArtCenter’s Mariana Amatullo.

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Metropolis Magazine | May 2017

Three Women Designers Blasting Through NASA’s Glass Ceiling

The ArtCenter campus happens to be less than a ten-minute drive from JPL—appealing to someone who had always been fascinated by science.

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Autoblog | May 2017

The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die

The List hosts learn the entire vehicle design process from start to finish and try their hand at designing their very own car at ArtCenter College of Design.

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PC Magazine | March 2017

Inside the School That's Designing Your Next Car (and Wearable)

Prominent alumni are everywhere, from Apple (Clement Mok) and Nike (Martin Lotti) to Tesla (Franz von Holzhausen) and NASA (Jessie Kawata).


KCRW | March 2017

KCRW's popular 5 design things to do this week featured the Department of Illustration’s Land of Enchantment exhibition.


WIRED | February 2017

America Has Its Problems, But Design Can Help Solve Them

Designmatters created Es Tiempo, a campaign encouraging women to get annual checkups when the Jacaranda trees common to Los Angeles bloom each spring.

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Caltech Magazine | January 2017

Politics and American Higher Ed

ArtCenter president Lorne Buchman noted that his institution has a responsibility “to reach into communities where students would never even dream of what it might mean to have a career in art design and create some kind of bridge for them to get there.”


USA Today | January 2017

Innovative Devices Help Commuters Go the Last Mile

“…transportation now should be viewed holistically. We are completely agnostic about what type of transportation we work on,” says ArtCenter’s Geoff Wardle.

la_weekly.jpgLA Weekly | October 2016

How Joy Division Ended Up in a Data Art Show — Twice

“It's almost like a cultural meme, that's kind of like a living thing that we see everywhere. It's just a fascinating cultural phenomenon,” said ArtCenter’s Brad Bartlett, who curated Double Data: Typography + Data Visualization at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography


Animation Career Review | October 2016

Much Anticipated: Q&A with Guillaume Aretos & Marlon Nowe of Art Center’s New Character Animation Program

“… Our goal is to create the best animation program in the world. ”


WIRED | October 2016

In the Self-Driving Future, Cars are the New Arcades

To explore that future, students at ArtCenter (whose alumni include big name car designers at BMW, Lexus, and others) ignored the technical challenges of autonomy, and focused on how riding in these cars will feel.


Los Angeles Times | October 2016

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You a Better-Looking Solar Roof

“People spend a lot of time trying to create an attractive home. They don’t want funny glass boxes stuck on one side of their roof.”— Andy Ogden, chairman, industrial design graduate program, ArtCenter College of Design


Elle Décor | September 2016

Making the Grade

To give students a competitive edge, design schools partner with major firms on innovative programs that bring real-world challenges into the classroom.

Over the years, the [ArtCenter] collaboration has produced some of Bernhardt’s best-selling tables and chairs.


Interior Design | August 2016

5 Boundary-Pushing Landscapes and Installations

On the cover: Street artist, RISK, channeled the colors of Keith Haring for one of the painted murals composing ArtCenter College of Design’s “OutsideIn.” 


KCET Artbound | August 2016

Metro's Art-filled Stations Enliven the Transportation Experience

Ann Field, chair of the illustration department at ArtCenter College of Design thinks of New York and the subway art world that gave rise to the career of Keith Haring. It was Haring, who painted a mural for the school near the end of his life, who served as the inspiration for Art Center's "OutsideIn" project.


KCRW | August 2016

In Pebble Beach, Rare Cars Trump Luxury

“…almost every modern car designer graduated from their [ArtCenter’s] program, and eventually makes their own pilgrimage to the greatest car week of the year.”


Stanford Social Innovation Review | August 2016

Designers’ Evolving Roles in Government

How can the public sector create a culture that's friendly to human-centered design?


Huffington Post | August 2016

The Urbanature Exhibit Celebrating San Gabriel Valley


Interior Design | August 2016

Madworkshop’s First Installation by Sonia Lui at MOCA Advocates Human Interaction


Stanford Social Innovation Review | July 2016

Diving In: Nonprofits, NGOs, and Design
A dialogue about how nonprofits can do a better job integrating design thinking into their work.


The Architect’s Newspaper | June 2016

MADWORKSHOP Unveils “Sanke,” an Outdoor Furniture Installation at MOCA

“Furnishings will play a critical role in bridging the gap between technology and the possibilities for new behaviors in outdoor space.”


Wall Street Journal | May 2016

Design students push office formality further back in the rearview mirror


Huffington Post | May 2016

Design driven startups from the heart


Korea Times | May 2016

DreamWorks hires illustration major


Wall Street Journal | May 2016

Nathan Allen and Geoff Wardle on how battery-powered rides could transform your commute


KCRW | May 2016

Geoff Wardle on the vision for the Hyperloop


Los Angeles magazine | May 2016

Why ArtCenter’s auto design program is one of the most influential on the planet


Cartoon Brew | April 2016

Shrek Production Designer Appointed Chair of ArtCenter’s Entertainment Design Department


KPCC | May 2016

ArtCenter students envision future mobility


Documentary | April 2016

Where Virtual Reality Prototypes Are Hatched
ArtCenter’s Anne Burdick on collaborations with Intel and Jaguar


Motor Trend | April 2016

ArtCenter team imagines an Apple car and the future of self-driving vehicles


Design Arts Daily | April 2016

Honoring ArtCenter designers whose impact has shaped Apple’s aesthetic identity


NPR | March 2016

ArtCenter’s Geoff Wardle on the road to self-driving cars: carmakers have a lot of work to do to convince consumers.


Dice | March 2016

Civic Technologist Alum Michael Manalo “Storytelling is really important…it resonates across forms.”


Charter World | March 2016

Student named Young Designer of the Year by world-class yacht designers and builders


The Drive | March 2016

“For car design, our country’s hit-factory is ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.”


The New York Times | February 2016

“Stewart Reed has a front-row seat to aesthetic shifts in the industry, as chairman of the transportation design program at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., one of the car industry’s top incubators of global design talent.”


Bloomberg | January 2016

Brilliant Ideas profiles Diana Thater, pioneering creator of video, film and installation art.


DesignIntelligence | January 2016

America's Best Architecture & Design Schools 2016

ArtCenter ranks #1 for Industrial Design


Dice | January 2016

Getting Into Responsive Web Design

“…professionals who succeed understand the workflow of everyone involved in the build”


KCRW | November 2015

Tyrone Drake Redesigns the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Plan


W | November 2015

Political Animals: Two female-centric museum shows spring up this fall


The New York Times Style Magazine | November 2015

In L.A., Female Video Artists Reign


Los Angeles Confidential | November 2015

LACMA Unveils Its Largest Exhibit Dedicated to a Female Artist


The Wall Street Journal | November 2015

“Known for projects that explore nature and the cosmos, Diana Thater is the focus of Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s largest exhibition focused on a female artist”


The Architect's Newspaper | November 2015

Michael Maltzan unveils his city-minded Art Center master plan in Pasadena


Fortune | October 2015

Metamason is a startup incubated at the Design Accelerator, a joint venture between Caltech and ArtCenter College of Design


KTLA | October 2015

ArtCenter’s Michael Scheffe discusses his design work on the Back to the Future movie trilogy.


Core77 | September 2015

Building A Rubber Band-Powered Race for the Ages

Designing ArtCenter's beloved Formula E(lastic) car competition


Pasadena Star-News | September 2015

The mantra was “Let’s make Blake super human!”

These 3 ArtCenter projects could represent the future in wearable tech


ABC TV | August 2015

“…the company put out a challenge to transportation design students at ArtCenter College of Design to design a sleek sports car for 2030.”


Good Magazine | August 2015

A Simple Device Making Menstruation Safer for Girls Living in Poverty


Los Angeles Times | July 2015

To brainstorm ideas for designing the new clinic, administrators also enlisted the help of students from the ArtCenter College of Design


Sunset magazine | July 2015

“Pasadena has made an extraordinary commitment to the arts,”


Los Angeles Times | June 2015

Looking to steer Latinos into auto design


FastCo | June 2015

“Great design thinks about the business, the planet, the users that are going to be impacted by those decisions.”


The Wall Street Journal | April 2015

“She is a born teacher,” said Lorne Buchman, the president of ArtCenter, where Mr. Heavin is on the board of trustees. “I think that drives everything she does, whether it is the publication of a book, or setting up an international business.”


Los Angeles magazine | April 2015

How Students Are Transforming a Pasadena Campus With Social Media


Arroyo Magazine | March 2015

ArtCenter’s Experimental Frame in Spain

Students devised and built a sustainable igloo-shaped pavilion on the Costa Brava.


PRI’s The World | February 2015

“Kenji Ekuan was very involved in a kind of international design aesthetic and in the importance of designers all speaking to each other and learning from each other. He was at that point very much a kind of sage of design,” says ArtCenter’s Mark Breitenberg.


The New York Times | January 2015

For Flight Attendants, High Fashion Goes the Way of Free Peanuts

ArtCenter’s Karen Hofmann discusses airline branding through wearables.


Automobile Magazine | December 2014

So you want to break into the automotive industry

“…if car design is your specific goal, then ArtCenter is the Promised Land.”


CNN | December 2014

New transportation will blow your hair back

ArtCenter’s Maggie Hendrie discusses innovations influencing the future of travel.


Design Arts Daily | March 2014

“Tape Classified at ArtCenter…outclasses anything currently up in New York.”


NBC Southern California | March 2014

“This city serves three world-class tech institutions; Caltech, JPL and ArtCenter College of Design.”


PureWow | February 2014

Ray of Light: A museum show devoted to modernism’s lady genius


Huffington Post | February 2014

“The first Barbie TV commercial is actually the first time that TV advertising is really aimed directly at the child”


Design Intelligence | February 2014

“CalTech and ArtCenter College of Design have taken the additional step of establishing the “Design Accelerator,” an incubator for design-based startups.” 


Core77 | January 2014

Imagine Dieter Rams Showing Up at Your Final Design School Crit